Privacy Policy

RWR Advi­so­ry Group, LLC, a Delaware lim­it­ed lia­bil­i­ty com­pa­ny (“RWR”), respects your indi­vid­ual pri­va­cy. Our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy doc­u­ments our adher­ence to indus­try stan­dards for the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion.

Scope of the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy

This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy cov­ers RWR’s treat­ment of per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion that may be col­lect­ed while you are on a RWR site, when you order and/or use its prod­ucts or ser­vices or that is shared with RWR by its busi­ness part­ners. This pol­i­cy does not apply to the prac­tices of com­pa­nies not owned or con­trolled by RWR or to peo­ple whom RWR does not employ or man­age, nor does it address non-per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion. The pol­i­cy specif­i­cal­ly address­es the fol­low­ing areas:

  • What per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed by RWR or by any third par­ty through our site and/or via our prod­ucts or ser­vices;
  • How and why RWR col­lects this infor­ma­tion;
  • How RWR uses this infor­ma­tion;
  • How RWR secures this infor­ma­tion;
  • With whom RWR may share this infor­ma­tion;
  • What choic­es are avail­able to you as a user of the site and/or prod­ucts and ser­vices with respect to col­lec­tion, use and dis­tri­b­u­tion of the infor­ma­tion;
  • What types of secu­ri­ty pro­ce­dures are in place to pro­tect the loss, mis­use or alter­ation of infor­ma­tion under our con­trol; and
  • How you can cor­rect any inac­cu­ra­cies in the infor­ma­tion.

Infor­ma­tion Col­lec­tion and Use

RWR is the sole own­er of the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed on this site or via our prod­ucts and ser­vices. RWR may col­lect infor­ma­tion from you at two dif­fer­ent stages. First, we col­lect anony­mous, aggre­gate infor­ma­tion from all vis­i­tors to the site and users of our prod­ucts and ser­vices. This infor­ma­tion is nev­er linked to any per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion and is only used in the aggre­gate to gen­er­ate sta­tis­ti­cal reports about the use of our site, prod­ucts and ser­vices. Sec­ond, RWR col­lects per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion when you cre­ate a RWR account or sign up to receive a newslet­ter, and when you order RWR prod­ucts or uti­lize cer­tain ser­vices. Account cre­ation may require you to sub­mit the fol­low­ing per­son­al infor­ma­tion: name, address, com­pa­ny infor­ma­tion, loca­tion, email address, and phone num­ber. For pur­pos­es of billing, you may need to pro­vide your cred­it card type, num­ber, expi­ra­tion date and billing address for the card. RWR may also receive per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion from our busi­ness part­ners. We retain infor­ma­tion for as long as we have a law­ful basis to keep it.

Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion of Chil­dren Under 13

RWR com­plies with the require­ments of the Children’s Online Pri­va­cy Pro­tec­tion Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule inter­pret­ing COPPA (16 CFR § 512). This site is not direct­ed to chil­dren and does not know­ing­ly col­lect any per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under 13 years of age.

Use of Your Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion

Our pri­ma­ry goal in col­lect­ing infor­ma­tion from you is to pro­vide you with a smooth, effi­cient and cus­tomized expe­ri­ence while using our site and to allow us to pro­vide prod­ucts and ser­vices to you.  RWR will nev­er give your infor­ma­tion to, or share your infor­ma­tion with, any third par­ty not affil­i­at­ed with or owned by RWR, except as per­mit­ted by law. RWR will send per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion about you to oth­er com­pa­nies or peo­ple only when:

  • We have your con­sent to share the infor­ma­tion;
  • We need to send the infor­ma­tion to com­pa­nies who work on behalf of RWR to pro­vide a prod­uct or ser­vice to you. (Unless we tell you dif­fer­ent­ly, these com­pa­nies do not have any right to use the per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion we pro­vide to them beyond what is nec­es­sary to assist us); or
  • We respond to sub­poe­nas, court orders, or legal process or find that your actions vio­late RWR Terms of Ser­vice or any of our usage guide­lines for spe­cif­ic prod­ucts or ser­vices.

Pro­file
We store infor­ma­tion that we col­lect through cook­ies and log files.  Col­lect­ed infor­ma­tion in a pro­file is tied to the customer’s per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion. How­ev­er, your pro­file is used sole­ly for inter­nal pur­pos­es, to help us improve the expe­ri­ence of our cus­tomers. We do not share your pro­file with any third par­ties.

Cook­ies
A cook­ie is a small text file stored on the customer’s hard dri­ve for an extend­ed peri­od of time. The cook­ies can be removed by fol­low­ing Inter­net brows­er help file direc­tions. Allow­ing a RWR cook­ie to remain on your com­put­er makes it eas­i­er for you to log in to and use the site.

Log files
Log files record inter­net pro­to­col (IP) address­es, brows­er types, inter­net ser­vice provider (ISP) referring/exit pages, plat­form type, date/time stamp, and num­ber of clicks to ana­lyze trends, admin­is­ter the site, track a customer’s move­ment in the aggre­gate and gath­er broad demo­graph­ic infor­ma­tion for aggre­gate use. IP address­es, etc. are not linked to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion.

In addi­tion, to the extent that RWR is deemed to trans­fer per­son­al infor­ma­tion out­side of the Euro­pean Union under GDPR (as defined below), we will rely on a legal basis to trans­fer that infor­ma­tion, such as the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Claus­es adopt­ed by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and/or the EU-US and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion under the Swiss-US Pri­va­cy Shield Frame­works.

Mailchimp

If you sub­scribe to our Belt and Road Mon­i­tor newslet­ter, your infor­ma­tion is reg­is­tered on our Mailchimp account, includ­ing: email address, first name and last name.  Mailchimp has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Data Pro­tec­tion Shield. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

Charge­bee

When you sign up for a paid sub­scrip­tion to the Belt and Road Mon­i­tor newslet­ter, we ask for the infor­ma­tion that is legal­ly required for invoic­ing and sup­ply it direct­ly to Charge­bee.  We do not store this infor­ma­tion in our sys­tems.  This infor­ma­tion includes: email, first name, last name, affil­i­a­tion, pay­ment infor­ma­tion and address.  Please find here Charge­bee’s GDPR Com­pli­ance reg­u­la­tions.

Exter­nal Pay­ment Ser­vice Providers

(1) We use exter­nal pay­ment ser­vice providers on our web­site. We trans­mit the data entered by you to the pay­ment ser­vice providers exclu­sive­ly for pay­ment pro­cess­ing. The pay­ment ser­vice providers process the data of the cus­tomers that is required to car­ry out the trans­ac­tion (includ­ing name, e‑mail address, and finan­cial trans­ac­tion data, such as account data or cred­it card num­ber). Pay­ment trans­ac­tions are sub­ject to the terms and con­di­tions and data pro­tec­tion notices of the pay­ment ser­vice provider, which is Stripe, Stripe, Inc., 3180 18th Street, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94110 USA.  We will pass on to Stripe the infor­ma­tion required accord­ing to this para­graph.
(2) For invoic­ing we use Charge­bee, a ser­vice of Charge­bee Inc, 340 S Lemon Avenue, 1537, Wal­nut, Cal­i­for­nia 91789 USA. For this pur­pose, the billing address, the e‑mail address and the name of the invoice recip­i­ent are stored. The pay­ment infor­ma­tion is stored at Charge­bee. Charge­bee has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Data Pro­tec­tion Shield. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TN6jAAG&status=Active

Dis­clo­sure of Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion as Required by Law

We will dis­close per­son­al infor­ma­tion when required by law, or if we have good-faith belief that such action is nec­es­sary to (a) com­ply with cur­rent judi­cial pro­ceed­ings, a court order or legal process served on us, (b) pro­tect and defend our rights, or © pro­tect the rights, prop­er­ty, and oth­er inter­ests of our users or oth­ers.

Busi­ness Tran­si­tions

In the event that RWR goes through a busi­ness tran­si­tion, such as a merg­er, acqui­si­tion by anoth­er com­pa­ny, or sale of a por­tion of its assets, our cus­tomers’ per­son­al infor­ma­tion may be part of the assets trans­ferred. Cus­tomers will be noti­fied via promi­nent notice on our site pri­or to a change of own­er­ship or con­trol of their per­son­al infor­ma­tion. If, as a result of the busi­ness trans­ac­tion, your per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion will be used in a man­ner mate­ri­al­ly dif­fer­ent from that stat­ed at the time of col­lec­tion, you will be giv­en a choice con­sis­tent with our Noti­fi­ca­tion of Changes sec­tion.

Links

This site may con­tain links to and por­tions of oth­er sites. RWR is not respon­si­ble for the pri­va­cy prac­tices or con­tent of these oth­er sites. When you leave our site or view a por­tion of a third party’s site through our site, we encour­age you to read the pri­va­cy state­ments of each such site. This pri­va­cy state­ment applies sole­ly to infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by RWR.

Secu­ri­ty

Wher­ev­er your per­son­al infor­ma­tion may be held with­in RWR or on its behalf, we intend to take com­mer­cial­ly rea­son­able and appro­pri­ate steps to pro­tect the per­son­al infor­ma­tion that you share with us from unau­tho­rized access or dis­clo­sure. How­ev­er, giv­en the nature of the Inter­net and the fact that net­work secu­ri­ty mea­sures are not infal­li­ble, we can­not guar­an­tee the secu­ri­ty of your infor­ma­tion. We use encryp­tion to pro­tect sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion online. The servers that store your per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion are housed in a secure envi­ron­ment. Final­ly, we also make an effort to pro­tect your infor­ma­tion off-line.

When reg­is­ter­ing for access to a secure area of the site, we may ask you to select a user­name and pass­word. We rec­om­mend that you do not divulge your pass­word to any­one. We will nev­er ask you for your pass­word in an unso­licit­ed phone call or in an unso­licit­ed email. Also, remem­ber to sign out of the reg­is­tered site and close your brows­er win­dow when you have fin­ished your work. This is to ensure that oth­ers can­not access your per­son­al infor­ma­tion and cor­re­spon­dence when access­ing your com­put­er.

Cor­rect­ing, Updat­ing, Delet­ing and Deac­ti­vat­ing Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion

If your per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion changes, you may con­tact us to cor­rect, update or delete and deac­ti­vate our record of your per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion.

Noti­fi­ca­tion of Changes

RWR may edit this pol­i­cy from time to time. If we make any sub­stan­tial changes, we will promi­nent­ly post a notice on the main page and oth­er pages to alert you of the change.

Your Cal­i­for­nia Pri­va­cy Rights

Cal­i­for­nia Civ­il Code Sec­tion 1798.83 per­mits cus­tomers who are Cal­i­for­nia res­i­dents to request that RWR not share their per­son­al data with third par­ties for such par­ties’ direct mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es. To make such a request, send an e‑mail with “Cal­i­for­nia Pri­va­cy” in the sub­ject line to info@rwradvisory.comor write to us at the address list­ed below.

Euro­pean Union Data Sub­ject Rights

The Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) pro­vides cer­tain rights for cus­tomers who are locat­ed in the Euro­pean Union. RWR endeav­ors to enable all of these rights, includ­ing in cer­tain cir­cum­stances, the right to with­draw con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion held by us, to request access to your per­son­al infor­ma­tion held by us, and the right to request era­sure or trans­fer of your per­son­al infor­ma­tion held by us.

To exer­cise such rights, please send an e‑mail with “EU Data Sub­ject Rights” in the sub­ject line to info@rwradvisory.com or write to us at the address list­ed below.

Con­tact Infor­ma­tion

If you have any ques­tions about our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, please con­tact us at info@rwradvisory.com.